Notable investments in irrigation systems through the implementation of new technologies aimed at greater efficiency in the use of water are undertaken in agricultural entities of Holguín province as part of the programs to boost food production.
The bulk of these tasks is specifically underway in those agricultural areas that have the best lands and hydraulic infrastructures as essential bases to increase yields per hectare during harvesting processes.
The priorities in that sense are currently concentrated in territories of the municipalities Urbano Noris, Gibara, Rafael Freyre, Cueto and Mayarí, these last two cases based on the benefits they bring and the waters of the east-west diversion, said Ernesto Molina, at the head of these producing companies in the provincial delegation of Agriculture.
Among the investments, there are those executed in Limoncito agricultural area, responsible for supplying part of the food demands to the city of Holguín, where the main investments comprise the installation of drip irrigation systems, much more efficient that the one used by flood ever since that productive entity was created in the 90s.
The constructive program for the benefit of the agricultural plantations includes the rehabilitation work of a conductor of almost 10 kilometers long that will be inserted to the irrigation systems of extensive and fertile lands in Velasco zones through the use of the Santa Clara and Tres Palma dams, which are nearby.
Investments in irrigation projects acquire great significance in Holguín, taking into account that it is one of the Cuban territories distinguished by its wide potentialities in food production, but most of the crops are grown in dry land as one of the main reasons that limit to a certain extent the levels of planned yields per hectare during harvest time.
In this precise context, directors of the sector hasten investment programs in order to increase progressively the levels of stockpiles, either food or vegetables, and grains, meat and milk to contribute to territorial self-sufficiency in response to the objectives set by the Cuban State in that sphere of the national economy.